14th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining: Overview and Poster Award Winners


The 14th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining took place from May 31st-June 3rd, 2016 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre. The event was attended by over 300 delegates from 28 countries. Participation representation was from academia, industry, and the government sector, with a high rate of participation from trainees.

The judges for this year's poster awards competition were Prof. Nandika D'Souza from the University of North Texas, USA; Dr. Minh-Tan Ton-That from the National Research Council Canada; and Prof. David Grewell from Iowa State University, USA.

The following Student prizes were awarded:

First Prize

Michael Biancaniello, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Novel Electrically Conductive Bio-Based Adhesive from Distillers' Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) and Graphene

Doug Cuthbertson, Western University, London, ON, Canada

Novel Mechanically Fluidized Reactor Technology for Production of Pure Pyrolysis Biocarbon

Ghodsieh Mashouf Roudsari, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Toughened bioepoxy from epoxidized soybean oil and poly(furfuryl alcohol)

Second prize

Vidhya Nagarajan, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Poly (Trimethylene Terephthalate)/Poly (lactic acid) Blends and Biocarbon Composites

Sai Aditya PradeepClemson University, SC, USA

Investigation of Bimodal Cellular Distributions via Supercritical Fluid Assisted Foam Injection Molding of PLA/PBSA Blends

Michael R. SnowdonUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Investigation of the thermal behavior and mechanical performance of poly(lactic acid) blended with poly(ethylene glycol) and biobased carbon composites

Ehsan BehazinUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

Hybrid biocomposites from toughened polypropylene and biocarbon

Liejiang Jin University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Polyesters from renewable canola oil-based monomers

Third prize

Oscar ValerioUniversity of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

A sustainable way for improving toughness of commercial bioplastics by reactive melt blending with glycerol based polyesters

Eva-Marieke Lems1,BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Surface-esterification of Cellulose Nanofibrils with Fatty Acids of Different Chain Length

Enzo Monte CanedoFederal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil

Lipid production by Mucorales strains using low-cost carbon sources

Chemar J. HuntleyTuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, USA

The Environmental and Health Effects of Crystalline Cellulose Extracted from Wheat Straw

Muhammad Safder, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Development of biopolymers for de-watering and consolidation of oil sands tailings

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